British Officials strongly respond over arrest of Jang Group CEO Mir Shakilur Rahman in Pakistan

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British Officials strongly respond over arrest of Jang Group CEO Mir Shakilur Rahman in Pakistan

LONDON: British Officials strongly respond over arrest of Jang Group CEO Mir Shakilur Rahman in Pakistan.

The British government and members of Parliament on Friday condemned the arrest of Editor-in-Chief of the Jang Geo Media Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in a 34-year-old fake case and the shutdown of Geo channel across the country by the Pakistan Electronic Media Authority (PEMRA).

The UK officials called on Pakistani authorities to stop the illegal actions against the country’s largest independent media house and let Geo News operate without interference.

UK Minister of State for Foreign Office and Department of International Development (DFID) for South Asia, Commonwealth and United Nations Lord Tariq Ahmed was among the officials who expressed concerned regarding the arrest.

“Very concerned by reports of the arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman, the owner of Jang Media Group in Pakistan.

The freedom to hold and express views without censorship, intimidation or unnecessary restriction is a cornerstone of democracy,” tweeted Lord Tariq.